Gestamp, the multinational company specialized in the design, development and manufacture of highly-engineered metal components for the automotive industry, supported again this year the young university talent that participated in Formula Student Spain championship.
The motorsport competition, which took place between August 22 and 26 at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit (Spain), is focused in engineering students from 18 countries.
The teams participating in the Formula Student get prepared throughout the year with the aim of designing and developing a single-seater prototype vehicle to compete during the season. Formula Student competition is held all over the world including circuits in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.
In the case of the race held in Barcelona, the 80 participating teams carried out a series of static and resistance tests before carrying out the dynamic tests and rolling the cars through the circuit. In addition, they performed a technical inspection to demonstrate the capabilities of the prototype vehicle they presented.
Five teams sponsored by Gestamp
Gestamp has historically supported Formula Student Spain competition. In addition, in this ninth edition of the championship, the company supported five teams from among the 21 that represented Spain in Montmeló to reinforce its commitment to young talents.
Specifically, Gestamp sponsored: "ETSEIB Motorsport”, from Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona; “FUC3M”, from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; “UVigo Motorsport”, from Universidad de Vigo; “Tecnun eRacing”, from Universidad de Navarra and “Formula Student Bizkaia” from Universidad del País Vasco.
In addition, throughout the year, Gestamp organized two events at its facilities in Barcelona and Bilbao where the team members were able to show the progress of their cars, as well as receive help and get in touch with the professionals of the company.